Position

Lecturer
Nutrition & Dietetics

Teaching interests

  • Nutritional Biochemistry: Role of macro- and micro-nutrients in biochemical and physiological functions in the human body.
  • Nutrition/physical activity nexus: Interrelationships between nutrient intakes and regular physical activity in health.
  • Sports nutrition: Application of food and nutrition to elite sports performance

Each of the above 3 areas of interest intersect in the research evidence, and function of nutrients at the cellular level.

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Research expertise

  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Sport & fitness

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Sports Nutrition (2) ;

Associate supervisor : Nutrition and cancer (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Jarrad Badcock
    MND (Research)
  • John Fitzgerald
    BND(Honours)
  • Karen Saxty
    BHS(Honours)
  • Yongliang Chin
    BND(Honours)

Publications

  • Jackson, K.A. (2016). Sports Nutrition Advances in Australian Football. In Advances in Australian Football: A Sociological and Applied Science Exploration of the Game. Adelaide, South Australia: ACHPER, pp. 50-62.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2015). Fluids, electrolytes, and hydration needs of masters athletes and older exercisers. In Peter Raeburn, ed. Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes. London: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, pp. 171-182.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2004). The healthy athlete. In Lynne Hayward, ed. An Insight into Calisthenics: A team sport for artistic performers. Port Melbourne, Australia: Calisthenics Australia, pp. 13-23.
  • Yaxley, A., Chan, L., Dickinson, K., Thomas, J., Jackson, K., Miller, J., et al. (2015). Masking of vitamin B12 deficiency in older Australians: has folic acid fortification increased the risk? Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference. Perth, Australia. May 2015.
  • Miller, J., Wray, A., Slattery, A., Dickinson, K., Yaxley, A., Matwiejczyk, L., et al. (2015). A novel student-led clinic using a staged approach to the NCP to enhance placement-readiness. Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference. Perth, Australia. May 2015.
  • Wilson, A., Mehta, K., Miller, J., Jackson, K., Thomas, J., Yaxley, A., et al. (2014). Teaching Indigenous health to Nutrition and Dietetics students: review of current curriculum and proposed ways forward. Dietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference. Brisbane, Queensland. May 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Jackson, K.A. (2013). Comparative micro-nutrient intakes among elite female aesthetic and team sport athletes. In Performance Nutrition-Measurement, Manipulation, Application. Melbourne, Australia: Sports Dietitians Australia. 2013 Sports Dietitians Australia Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2013, pp. 25-25.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2011). Oro-sensory perception of changes to dietary fat intakes. In Nutritional well-being for a progressive Asia: Challenges and Opportunities. XI Asian Congress of Nutrition. Singapore. Jul 2011.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2010). Underreporting or true dietary change? Measurements in an overweight adult cohort participating in a moderate-intensity exercise program. In Linda Tapsell, ed. Nutrition and Dietetics. Canberra, Australia: Dietitians Association of Australia. Dietitians Association of Australia 28th National conference. Melbourne Australia. May 2010, pp. 7-7.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2007). A Biomarker for changes in dietary fat intake: a pilot study. In Professor Mark Walqvist, ed. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. HEC Press. Joint New Zealand and Australian Nutrition Societies Conference and Annual Scientific meeting. Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Dec 2007, pp. S115-S115.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2005). The effects of a 16-week exercise program on dietary intake. In Obesity: Facts and Fiction. 14th Annual Scientific meeting, Australian Society for the Study of Obesity. Oct 2005, pp. 62-62.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2001). Validation of the intensity of walking for pleasure in obese adults using heart rate and rating of perceived exertion. In Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity: Tenth Annual Scientific Meeting. Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity: Tenth Annual Scientific Meeting. Gold Coast, Queensland. Sep 2001.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2000). Effects of exercise intensity on body composition and dietary intake in healthy free-living adults. In International Congress on Sport Science, Sports Medicine and Physical Education: 2000 pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science, Sports Medicine and Physical Education: 2000 pre-Olympic Congress. Brisbane, Australia. Sep 2000, pp. 256-256.
  • Jackson, K.A. (1998). Fat metabolism during exercise. In Proceedings: Sports Medicine Australia State Conference. Sports Medicine Australia State Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Mar 1998, pp. 34-35.
  • Jackson, K.A. (1998). The effect of exercise intensity on post-exercise fat oxidation. In Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Oct 1998, pp. 151-151.
  • Jackson, K.A. (1997). High performance nutrition towards 2000. In Proceedings: Sports Medicine Australia State Conference. Sports Medicine Australia State Conference. Mar 1997, pp. 15-15.
  • Jackson, K.A. (1996). Sports drinks: Composition - their analysis and use. In Proceedings: Sports Medicine Australia State Conference. Sports Medicine Australia State Conference, pp. 21-21.
  • Jackson, K.A. (1995). Pilot-testing of a cholesterol-lowering self help kit. In Proceedings: Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference. Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference.
  • Jackson, K.A. (1991). The role of barley in cholesterol-lowering in the rat. In Proceedings: Nutrition Society of Australia. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Chan, L.T., Moores, C.J., Thomas, J.M., Yaxley, A., Jackson, K.A., et al. (2016). Sources of sodium at meal and non-meal time eating occasions in adults: Secondary analysis of Australian Health Survey data. Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 4 pp. 25.
    [10.1016/j.jnim.2015.12.243]
  • Jackson, K.A. (1998). Sports Nutrition: An Overview. Australian Dental Association Federal News Bulletin, 257 pp. 8-13.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2012). Measuring voluntary dietary change in response to exercise: a focus on dietary fat. Professor Andrew Hills, Professor Nuala Byrne, ed. PhD. Queensland University of Technology
  • Jackson, K.A. and Hills, A.P. (2003). Exercise intensity, body composition and dietary intake. In Kinanthropometry. South Africa: Potchefstroom University. International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Brisbane, Queensland. Sep 2000, pp. 35-56.
  • Dickinson, K.M., Chan, L., Moores, C.J., Miller, M.D., Yaxley, A., Miller, J., et al. (2017). Eating occasions and food sources of sodium and potassium in adults. Public Health Nutrition,
  • Thomas, J.M., Chan, L.L.H., Wray, A.L., Miller, J., Mehta, K.P., Yaxley, A., et al. (2017). Does the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors or established disease influence the dietary intake of affected adults and their children residing in the same household? A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 17(1) pp. Art: 146.
    [10.1186/s12872-017-0578-2] [Scopus]
  • Abu Zaid, Z., Jackson, K.A., Kandiah, M. and Cobiac, L. (2016). Improving the nutritional status of patients with colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy through intensive individualised diet and lifestyle counselling. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 22(1) pp. 65-79.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Miller, J., Chan, L.L.H., Mehta, K.P., Roberts, R.J.G., Dickinson, K.M., Yaxley, A., et al. (2016). Dietary intake of working women with children does not appear to be influenced by hours of employment: A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) Appetite, 105 pp. 106-113.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.007] [Scopus]
  • Wilson, A.M., Mehta, K.P., Miller, J., Yaxley, A., Thomas, J.M., Jackson, K.A., et al. (2015). Review of Indigenous Health Curriculum in Nutrition and Dietetics at One Australian University: An Action Research Study. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(1) pp. 106-120.
    [10.1017 /jie.2015.4] [10.1017/jie.2015.4]
  • Jackson, K.A., Byrne, N.M., Magarey, A.M. and Hills, A.P. (2008). Minimizing random error in dietary intakes assessed by 24-h recall, in overweight and obese adults. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62(4) pp. 537-543.
    [10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602740] [Scopus]
  • Jackson, K.A., Suter, D.A. and Topping, D. (1994). Oat Bran, Barley and Malted Barley Lower Plasma Cholesterol Relative to Wheat Bran but Differ in Their Effects on Liver Cholesterol in Rats Fed Diets with and without Cholesterol. Journal of Nutrition, 124(9) pp. 1678-1684.
    [Scopus]
  • Jackson, K.A. and Topping, D.L. (1993). Prevention of coprophagy does not alter the hypocholesterolaemic effects of oat bran in the rat. British Journal of Nutrition, 70(1) pp. 211-219.
    [Scopus]
  • Topping, D.L., Illman, R.J., Clarke, J., Trimble, R.P., Jackson, K.A. and Marsono, Y. (1993). Dietary fat and fibre alter large bowel and portal venous volatile fatty acids and plasma cholesterol but not biliary steroids in pigs. Journal of Nutrition, 123(1) pp. 133-143.
    [Scopus]
  • Dickinson, K.M., Chan, L., Moores, C.J., Miller, M.D., Yaxley, A., Miller, J., et al. (2017). Eating occasions and food sources of sodium and potassium in adults. Public Health Nutrition,
  • Thomas, J.M., Chan, L.L.H., Wray, A.L., Miller, J., Mehta, K.P., Yaxley, A., et al. (2017). Does the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors or established disease influence the dietary intake of affected adults and their children residing in the same household? A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 17(1) pp. Art: 146.
    [10.1186/s12872-017-0578-2] [Scopus]
  • Abu Zaid, Z., Jackson, K.A., Kandiah, M. and Cobiac, L. (2016). Improving the nutritional status of patients with colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy through intensive individualised diet and lifestyle counselling. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 22(1) pp. 65-79.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Miller, J., Chan, L.L.H., Mehta, K.P., Roberts, R.J.G., Dickinson, K.M., Yaxley, A., et al. (2016). Dietary intake of working women with children does not appear to be influenced by hours of employment: A secondary analysis of the Australian Health Survey (2011–2013) Appetite, 105 pp. 106-113.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.007] [Scopus]
  • Wilson, A.M., Mehta, K.P., Miller, J., Yaxley, A., Thomas, J.M., Jackson, K.A., et al. (2015). Review of Indigenous Health Curriculum in Nutrition and Dietetics at One Australian University: An Action Research Study. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(1) pp. 106-120.
    [10.1017 /jie.2015.4] [10.1017/jie.2015.4]
  • Jackson, K.A., Byrne, N.M., Magarey, A.M. and Hills, A.P. (2008). Minimizing random error in dietary intakes assessed by 24-h recall, in overweight and obese adults. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62(4) pp. 537-543.
    [10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602740] [Scopus]
  • Jackson, K.A., Suter, D.A. and Topping, D. (1994). Oat Bran, Barley and Malted Barley Lower Plasma Cholesterol Relative to Wheat Bran but Differ in Their Effects on Liver Cholesterol in Rats Fed Diets with and without Cholesterol. Journal of Nutrition, 124(9) pp. 1678-1684.
    [Scopus]
  • Topping, D.L., Illman, R.J., Clarke, J., Trimble, R.P., Jackson, K.A. and Marsono, Y. (1993). Dietary fat and fibre alter large bowel and portal venous volatile fatty acids and plasma cholesterol but not biliary steroids in pigs. Journal of Nutrition, 123(1) pp. 133-143.
    [Scopus]
  • Jackson, K.A. (2016). Sports Nutrition Advances in Australian Football. In Advances in Australian Football: A Sociological and Applied Science Exploration of the Game. Adelaide, South Australia: ACHPER, pp. 50-62.
  • Jackson, K.A. (2015). Fluids, electrolytes, and hydration needs of masters athletes and older exercisers. In Peter Raeburn, ed. Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes. London: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, pp. 171-182.

Professional and community engagement

Recent Community Engagement activities have involved the following:

1. 2013-2015. Design and implementation of sports nutrition-specific menus for players at West Adelaide Football Club, with BND Independent Studies students Stephanie Walker, Annabel Murphy and Emma Mackay.

2. 2014. South Adelaide Football Club U16 Elite Development Academy. Nutrition education presentations on hydration and performance nutrition, with Sports Nutrition students Gemma Zanardo, Lauren March, Matilda Smale & Nancy Tai.

3. 2014-2015. West Adelaide and South Adelaide Football Clubs U16 and U18 squads pre-season nutrition education sessions, in association with SHAPE Research Centre, with assistance from BND students Beau Cubillo, Clare Flower, Matia Katsambalis and Annabel Comerford.

4. 2014-2015. Contax Netball club pre-season performance nutrition education, with assistance from BND students Clare Flower and Annabel Comerford.

5. 2015-2016. Nutrition education and dietary assessment for elite surf lifesaving competitors in the Flinders University/Surf Lifesaving SA High Performance Academy in association with SHAPE Research Centre, with BND INdependent studies student Marisa Caddy.

6. 2016. Norwood Cycling Club sports nutrition education session, with BND students Annabel Comerford and Clare Flower.

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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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